This is a farming management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and inter-field variability in crops. Crop variability typically has both a spatial and temporal component which makes statistical/computational treatments quite involved. By taking aerial pictures of a field of particular crops using specialist cameras the resulting images show the farmers the status of their crops and help them know how much fertilizer to put down and where. The vehicle EEI will use for this was specifically designed for this task as it was created with the help of farmers, engineers and agricultural scholars. The specific vehicle was created and tested in the US and has proven to be successful. With the ability to stay airborne for 40 minutes and to photograph 600 acres in a single mission the results are incredibly beneficial to the farmer. The images are processed through special software and the results can pinpoint areas of interest quickly and accurately. Also of note is that the vehicle was designed with robustness in mind and has a good weather capability. If the imagery produced shows a disparity in the field of either water levels, pest problems or anything that could be out of the ordinary. The farmer can then quickly focus his attention, efforts and resources into rectifying the problem.
Images taken using different NIR/NDVI filters from the AgEagle at approx 400ft above ground level.
Also EEI can use small quadcopters to scan specific more localized areas to provide real time footage of crops and yields.